SATURDAY February 15th, 2020
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SUNDAY February 16th, 2020
It's our annual HGCP Antique Show and Sale
A SHOW CARD is available on our

Wednesday: January 15th – Study Group “Members’ Favorite Glass”

Wednesday: December 18th – Christmas Party

Wednesday: November 20th – Noreen Beatty, speaking on
“Shipping and Glass on the Rivers”

Our Club: The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh (HGCP)

Who/ What:

The more than 60 members of HGCP are not only from the local Pittsburgh area, but from throughout distant locations around the Tri-State (Pennsylvania /Ohio /West Virginia) area.

Your MEMBERSHIP in the club gets you a copy of The Glassblower, HGCP's monthly newsletter. It is sent to each member prior to each upcoming meeting. It shares information about the previous month's program, upcoming meeting information, events and trip information.


HGCP meets the third Wednesday of every month from September through May. Optional dinners at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Keystone Room) start at 6:30 PM -- Club Meetings start at 7:45 PM


We meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Keystone Room) across from Pittsburgh's South Hills Village, unless so noted on the calendar. Note the ACTIVE LINK to a map that will help you find the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

How Much?

Dues for the year are $20. If you want to receive a PRINTED copy of the Glassblower news-letter, dues are $30. If you think that you would like to attend a meeting to learn more about American Glass and our Club, please use the links here and head to the Membership and/or the Contact Us pages. The optional dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is $23.00 for members and $27.00 for guests.

What do I get for my $20.00 membership?
 Outstanding educational programs
 Newsletter called The “Glassblower” 10 times per year in your email
 Lasting friendships
 Shared glass expertise
 Appreciation of American glass made circa 1800-1900
 Examination of awesome glass displays
 Opportunity to serve on committees
 Leadership role: hold a club office
 …and so much more!!!

A 2019 November Message from our President

Josh Hvizdos

Josh Hvizdos

Fall is here and the leaves are changing (and falling). Time to get ready for Winter!!

We’ve got a lot going on within [our club]! Martin Fuess is hard at work leading the monument committee as we start to ramp up our efforts to build a monument to the Pittsburgh glass industry. We will be meeting with the city soon to look at the best ways to proceed, continuing our initial fundraising efforts, and planning a glass history display for Spring of next year in the City-County building.

We also have a great collection of speakers coming up this year, as well as a few interactive events planned.

The Study Group is asking for [membership] help and [membership] participation with this year’s show theme, ‘Our Member’s Favorite Glass.’

I hope everyone has a great start to the Fall season; start being good for Santa! [and don't forget: I want to see everyone marking their calandars to be at our upcoming February ANTIQUE SHOW]!

Meet Our 2019-2020 Officers:

The officers for July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020: (LEFT to RIGHT) are

Zita Reis (Historian),
Betty DeSalvo (Assistant Treasurer),
Marsha Perrott (Treasurer),
Peggy Anchors (Secretary),
Josh Hvizdos (President),
Marilyn Hamay (Vice President),
Jane Offutt (Editor).

Our 2018-2019 Officers




Our Charter

The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh (HGCP) promotes the education, study, knowledge, appreciation, and history of American Glass, with emphasis on glass manufactured in the Pittsburgh region, as well as its relationship to useful and decorative arts.

Brilliant Cut Glass Program
with Tony Green

Members of HGCP listened with rapture to Tony Green’s informative program on
American Cut Glass.
We learned the subtle difference between
(1) genuine cut glass which was blown and cut and
(2) molded cut glass which was blown, pressed and then cut.
Tony brought amazing examples of the “real thing.”

Non-Profit Status

The Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh (HGCP) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization listed on the IRS website in their pub. 78 database

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